Did you know Lincoln wanted to send freed slaves back to Africa? Or that the first man to die fighting for our freedom was a black man who was himself not free? Or how much of America’s success and prosperity rests on slavery?
There is so much more to this story from today’s New […]
Following up on Wednesday’s going abroad for medical care . . . this Mississippi woman got paid $5,000 to have her knee replaced. By a Mayo-trained Milwaukee surgeon. Both flown all expenses paid to Cancun because the hospital is so much cheaper there. Her employer saved more than half what it would have […]
The Return Of America’s Cruelest Passion
By Michael Gerson
I had fully intended to ignore President Trump’s latest round of racially charged taunts against an African American elected official, and an African American activist, and an African American journalist and a whole city with a lot of African Americans in it. I […]
This seven-minute PBS report will save you a fortune.
And smart U.S. insurers should be giving its patients incentives for getting top quality care 90 minutes off-shore.
Or look at THIS example (thanks, Brian): a Mississippi woman gets paid $5,000 to have her knee replaced by a highly trained Milwaukee orthopedic surgeon, both […]
You know what? Ten hungry guys recently did a taste test on our Webber grill, and the consensus was that Beyond Burgers and sausages taste as good as or better than the four-legged competition.
This is a big, big deal. Because as Newsweek reports:
. . . Global meat production causes more climate change […]
And then there’s Amy Klobuchar. (“Are Democrats Overlooking Their Most Electable Candidate?”) We have so many solid, sane candidates, any one of whom could restore decency to the White House and lead the country to a better place.
Will we one day elect a digital president? And even know she or he IS digital? […]
This story of naked racist white power should be from the 1870s. That it’s from the current governor of Georgia shows how sick today’s G.O.P. leadership (not you, dear moderate Republican reader) has become.
Executive summary, from Fair Fight:
The story of the Quitman 10+2 seems almost a caricature in revealing America’s […]
But first, updating Tuesday’s post, two powerful minutes on why Gloria should perhaps NOT boycott organic food. She could eliminate synthetic chemical pesticides from her system. (Not known, she would argue: the effect of natural chemical pesticides used to replace them.) [UPDATE: Turns out, Gloria’s right: It’s not so simple. The maker of that […]
Seven years ago, Toni Morrison — who died Monday night — sat on my couch.
Being incorrigible, I turned it into a fundraising email.
It’s interesting to see what’s changed since 2012 — and what hasn’t.
(The only thing I’ve changed are the links to our fund-raising page, in case you are of a mind […]
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